Two are Assistant State's Attorneys.
The Frederick County State's Attorney's Office has hired five new employees.
Matthew Engler and Joyce Roldan were sworn in Monday as Assistant State's Attorneys with the District Court Division. Engler attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate, and received his law degree in 2012 at George Washington University, according to a news release from the State's Attorney's Office. Engler spent one year as a clerk for Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton. He grew up in Montgomery County and is a avid Redskins and Orioles fan. Roldan received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, and her juris doctorate from the UDC David Clarke School of Law in 2012. She lived in New Jersey before relocating to the Washington DC area.
Bill Forder and Diane Tillery are joining the agency as investigators. Forder worked for 22 years as an officer and detective for the Frederick Police Department. He will be working as an investigator with the District Court Division. Tillery worked for the Montgomery County Police Department for 30 years. After that, she served as the Security Coordinator for the Housing Opportunity Commission before joining the State's Attorney's Office. Tillery will be a Child Abuse Investigator.
Keri Keefer has been hired as a Victim Witness Coordinator. She comes from the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office, where she was a prosecution assistant. Keefer is a 2007 graduate of Hood College.
"it was great time to hire. The response to these job openings was incredible and we hired highly qualified professionals," says State's Attorney Charlie Smith, in a statement. "While it makes for a lengthy interview process, we were ultimately able to hire like-minded people who are committed to the profession of prosecution, and that's a great thing for Frederick County."